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government had asked the united states to investigate the deceased brother, tamerlan tsarnaev back in 2001 and the fbi did, in fact, interview the family and him and look into his background. peter doocy is following that story in washington. what did the fbi do back then? >> heather, the fbi says they spoke to suspect number two, tamerlan tsarnaev two years ago at the request of a foreign government who thought he might have possible extremist ties. the fbi combed through databases looking at phone calls, internet activity, travel history, known associates. they also say they did interview tamerlan and some family members, although at this point we don't know which ones and after all that, they found nothing. at the beginning of 2011, he was clean. no evidence of terror activity, foreign or domestic. so case closed. although the fbi did tell this foreign government who reached out that if any further concerns came up, check back in and they would circle back with this amateur boxer in boston. but this foreign government never did check back in. although we have interesting information to
likely has a new resident. 26-year-old tamerlan tsarnaev shot by police this morning in the suburb of boston. he and his 19-year-old brother dzhokhar were identified by the fbi yesterday as the prime suspects in the bombing last monday that killed three and injured 170. now, shortly after the fbi sent those pictures you just saw out to the world, the two men began a series of bizarre moves. here is the time line. at 10:20 last night. the two suspects were confronted by a massachusetts institute of technology police officer who was responding to a robbery call in cambridge. the suspects allegedly shot 26-year-old sean collier dead. soon after that, the brothers hijacked a mercedes suv but released the driver unharmed after stealing $800 from him. the victim told police the suspects were bragging about being bombers. around 11:00 p.m. last night, police spotted the stolen mercedes and a chase began ending in watertown, a suburb 8 miles from boston. the suspects and police exchanged more than 200 rounds of gunfire and the brothers also threw explosives at the cops. one officer, 33-yea
about these guys. >> well, they were opposite. the older one tamerlan was approachable but had a serious demeanor opposed to his younger brother more outgoing and he had a lot of friends. but it was nothing alarming they weren't socially awkward at all. more so tamerlan having a more serious demeanor, still wasn't anything alarming about him. just the way he carried himself. he did have friends. you can talk to him. and if you went up to him he would smile and speak to you and ask how you're doing. and two brothers being different they -- they still at the end of the day were positive people in that, you know, not now, but at one point they cared about people. they cared about this country. they cared about life. they respected it. >> those no signs of this violence or hate we've seen so much about since learning whot two are? nudge something. >> number none. none whosoever. i would see tamerlan after high school at the gym where he trained for boxing and at the supermarket. he was fine, cool, smile. woe ask how you're doing. but then i just i think the last time i saw him two, three yea
says a foreign government reached out and is asked them to use their resources to check in on tamerlan because they thought he had ties. they went to work looking for derogatory phone calls or on-line searches or posts that promoted radical activity. any associates thoan to be radicals. they looked at his travel history and travel plans, his education history. the fbi interviewed tamerlan and his family members, but we don't know which family members. what we know is they didn't find anything suspicious. no proof of terrorist activity so they cleared him and losed the case. and closed the case. they told the foreign government who was inquiring that if they were ever worried about tamerlan again they should bring it to the fbi's attention again and they would follow-up once more. that government never followed up again and that was two years ago. early last year we know that tamerlan traveled with a kir swrik stan passport to see his father in russia and pes physically chechnya. of a -- after a few months he returned to set up a youtube account and he used it to post and promote radica
the older brother tamerlan in this particular case and they he did in fact interview him. he did in recent years, i don't know the period of time in between but put up a youtube site and it was examined on a number of sources. he kept putting up videos of a radical imam and he is -- and the youtube page belonging to him includes several links to his videos. he is widely known as sheik fayez. 8 years ago becoming one of the world's more controversial islamic lecturers. he had been investigated by australian police for in citing violence and terrorism. interesting considering the age of these two brothers is that it was captured on british tv in a documentary six years guy. this is the older brother putting this on his youtube page. this one imam he admired so much encouraging children to become martyrs for islam which is about six years ago. obviously this connection is going to be kenned in the days and weeks to -- examined in the days and weeks to go and maybe there was a tip that wasn't followed up on here that we will find more about in the next few weeks. >> shepard: that is entirely p
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